What makes Colombian emeralds so special?
What gives emeralds their seductive green color are traces of chromium. Lots of chromium while the gemstone is formed is what sets Colombian emeralds apart and gives them their striking green color.
How rare is Colombian emerald?
It is estimated that Colombia accounts for 70–90% of the world’s emerald market. While commercial grade emeralds are quite plentiful, fine and extra fine quality emeralds are extremely rare. Colombian emeralds over 50 carat can cost much more than diamonds of the same size.
Are Colombian emeralds expensive?
Colombian emeralds are typically the most expensive in the world; however, you can pick one up for as low as $30 (109,000 Colombian pesos) and as much as $10,000 (36m Colombian pesos). … On the other hand, emeralds costing thousands of dollars are translucent and dark green, and will have formed over 40m years.
How can you tell if an emerald is Colombian?
Colombian emeralds have a bluish green to green in color with strong or vivid saturation, Zambian Emeralds have a more bluish and darker color than the Colombian emeralds and it commonly has a greater clarity, while the emeralds from Brazil has a lighter color and lower saturation.
Are Colombian emeralds more expensive than diamonds?
Emeralds are rarer and often more expensive than diamonds
When it comes to rare and expensive gemstones, most of us immediately think of diamonds, but, in fact, emeralds are more than 20 times rarer than diamonds and, therefore, often command a higher price.
Are Colombian emeralds conflict free?
Although not perfect, the emerald industry does not have the infamous conflict issues that diamonds have notoriously become known for having. Our gold is sourced from worldwide leading refiners and manufacturers that use green methods and all our plating and cleaning liquids are non-toxic and biodegradable.